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Adler University PhD in Organizational Leadership

Chicago, IL

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PhD in Organizational Leadership


Adler University | Introduction to PhD in Organizational Leadership (Online Only)

Established in 1952, Adler University is a private, coeducational university located in Chicago, Illinois and Vancouver, British Columbia. Adler University also offers a fully online degree program.

A leader in preparing students for careers in industrial & organizational psychology, psychology, military psychology, clinical mental health counseling, and public administration, Adler University offers diverse programs in psychology including the PhD in Organizational Leadership (Online Only).

Adler University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the American Psychological Association.

Adler University’s Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership online program trains students to be scholar-practitioners with the ability to conduct high-quality research on organizational leadership, development, and innovation. Doctoral candidates will be prepared to educate others in academic and industry-specific settings as well as engage in service and outreach that enhances scholarship and its impact on the community.

Course Description and Program Highlights | PhD in Organizational Leadership (Online Only)

PhD in Organizational Leadership (online only) - The Online Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership program is a 55 credit hour program that can be completed in as few as 3 years.

The curriculum is designed for students to create stronger, well-rounded leaders through courses that cover subject matters ranging from communication strategies, to innovative leadership, to analyzing and interpreting research with the ability to understand findings within an ethical context. The program follows a scholar-practitioner model, incorporating real-world scenarios in which students can apply learnings directly to their current and future careers.

Online program coursework includes:

Leading Innovation, Advanced Research Methods & Design, Analyzing & Interpreting Research, Leading High Impact Teams, Building Agility and Resilience, Dissertation Component

Prospective students are welcome to request more information about this program and other programs offered at Adler University.

Admissions | Adler University Graduate Program

Admission to Adler University is competitive and students are expected to submit all completed materials at the time of their application. Prospective students can request more information about Adler University admission process.

Students applying to Adler University’s graduate program are expected to satisfy the following criteria:

- Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a comparable degree from an international institution.

- Present an academic record that demonstrates ability to fulfill the academic demands of the program. Successful applicants typically have a GPA of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale for undergraduate coursework.

- Practicum or work experience in psychology or a related field is highly desirable and is considered in the evaluation of applicants.

- Approved applicants will be invited to complete interviews as the final step in the application process. Applicants should submit all application materials to the Office of Admissions prior to the application deadline.

Adler University Graduate Program | Financial Aid

Students who would like to apply for need-based financial aid should submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) in accordance with the application timelines. By submitting the FAFSA, each student is automatically considered for need-based grant and scholarship programs.

School Accreditation The Higher Learning Commission
Program Accreditation Not Reported
Instructors & Students
Instructors N/A
Students Students Worldwide


Minimum GPA
Not Reported
Standardized Tests Required for Admission
Transfer Credits Accepted

Location & Contact

Student Contact Michelle Tiwade
Director of Admissions
Phone: 312-662-4085 Address17 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60602
United States